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Land Between the Lakes (including Kentucky
Lake and Lake Barkley)

What you’ll see: white pelicans, cormorants, terns, herons, and
egrets (spring and fall migration); gulls (October-March); ospreys
(spring through fall); nesting bald eagles (year-round)

Note: A $20 permit is required to enter; it’s available
anywhere hunting and fishing licenses are sold

 

The Sloughs Wildlife Management Area, Henderson

What you’ll see: rails, ducks and geese, yellowlegs, and other
waterbirds and shorebirds (fall and spring)

 

Peabody Wildlife Management Area, Ohio, and Muhlenberg
counties

What you’ll see: grasshopper sparrow, dickcissel, blue grosbeak
(summer); Northern harriers (year-round) and other hawks (winter);
short-eared owls (fall through spring)

Note: A $12.50 permit is required to enter; it’s available
anywhere hunting and fishing licenses are sold

 

Mammoth Cave National Park

What you’ll see: woodland songbirds including wood thrushes,
woodpeckers, ovenbirds, Kentucky warblers (spring and summer)

 

Falls of the Ohio

What you’ll see: gulls and shorebirds such as sandpipers and plovers
(fall and spring migration); rarities during winter

Note: Folks recommend using a spotting telescope and watching
from the Indiana side

 

Natural Bridge/Red River Gorge

What you’ll see: red-breasted nuthatch (year-round); tanagers
(summer); Swainson’s warbler and other woodland songbirds (late
spring and summer)

 

Minor Clark Fish Hatchery, Morehead

What you’ll see: ducks and other waterfowl, shorebirds such as
sandpipers and plovers, osprey and bald eagles (fall and spring
migration)

 

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

What you’ll see: Northern saw-whet owls (winter); tanagers, wood thrushes,
Acadian flycatchers (late spring and summer

 

Cumberland Gap

What you’ll see: hawks (September and October); ravens (year-round)

To read the Kentucky Living
June 2003 feature, “Everybody’s Bird Watching” that goes
along with this supplement, Click
Here
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